I was working For Pepsi, travelling the world while buying fruit juice as a soft drink ingredient. I saw a shift away from Carbonated Soft Drinks towards healthier options. Interested in taking this further and having always had an ambition to run my own business I set up Wild Orchard In 2000. I purchased barrow loads of fruit and experimented with recipes in the family kitchen in Glanmire, Co. Cork.
First batch was delivered to Fermoy Fish Market (no longer there unfortunately). Sales grew. Orders came in and production began in our own factory in Hospital, Co. Limerick in April 2001.
Now a small but brilliant team runs the business. We’ve added more juices and sparkling craft lemonades. We deliver across most of Ireland and even send the odd order to the UK and mainland Europe. Our customers cover a wide spectrum of cafes, foodstores, hotels, restaurants, hospitals, businesses, etc., etc. We get to meet some great people and are delighted to be part of a vibrant Irish Food Scene as a supplier of special Irish Drinks.